Connecticut College vs. Tufts
April 30, 2005
The Game Story:
NEW LONDON, Conn--Senior midfielder Devin Clarke (Ridgewood, N.J) netted
his fourth goal of the game 1:17 into overtime, lifting Tufts University (9-
4, 5-4) to a 12-11 victory over Connecticut College (7-7, 5-4) on Freeman
Field Saturday afternoon. Mark Warner (Wading River, N.Y.) netted two
goals and Bryan Griffin (W. Islip, N.Y.) dished out three assists for the
Jumbos.

Junior midfielder Brendan Rampi (North Easton, Mass.) netted four goals
with two assists for the Camels. Freshman Craig Audin (Sudbury, Mass.)
contributed three goals and one assist for Connecticut College. Topher
Grossman (Villanova, Pa.) made 21 saves in goal for Connecticut College.

The Tufts victory forged a three-way tie between Connecticut College, Tufts
and Wesleyan for fourth place in the New England Small College Athletic
Conference. Under conference tiebreaker rules, Wesleyan secured the fourth
seed. Tufts secured the #5 seed and will travel to Wesleyan for a 1:00 p.m.
game tomorrow afternoon. The Camels earned the #6 seed and will travel to
#3 Amherst for a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday afternoon.

In a back and forth first half, Tufts took a 5-4 lead on a score from Mike
O'Brien (Concord, Mass.) with 2:41 remaining in the second quarter. Brad
Luckhardt (Danville, Calif.) tied the game for the Camels when he stole a
pass in transition, and beat the Tufts goalie with a nifty stick fake. With
nine seconds left in the half, Chas McLaughlin (Morris Plains, N.J.) put
one in from the right post side and the Camels carried a 6-5 lead into the
break.

Leading 9-8 after three quarters, the Camels added some insurance when
Brendan Rampi fed Craig Audin for a goal at the 12:13 mark, making it a two
goal margin. Tufts got one back but Rampi made netted his fourth goal of
the afternoon with 3:11 to play, and the Camels had regained a two goal
advantage with an 11-9 lead. But Tufts would not go away and got unassisted
tallies from Brett Holm and Mark Warner to even the score at 11, forcing
the extra session. Just 1:17 into the overtime, Clarke netted the game-
winner for the Jumbos.